Reports: Legislative

January 22, 2024
The Louisiana Sickle Cell Commission (LSCC) is a statutorily established advisory body that works to improve the delivery of sickle cell services in Louisiana. The LSCC comprises 17 members representing clinical care systems, supportive services, advocates, and individuals with lived experience.
January 22, 2024
The Louisiana Rare Disease Advisory Council (LA RDAC) is a statutorily mandated advisory group that is charged with serving in a resource capacity to any public and private agency located in this state that provides services for a person who has been diagnosed with a rare disease. The LA RDAC is administered through the Louisiana Department of Health (LDH or the Department) Office of Public Health (OPH) Bureau of Family Health (BFH), which provides staff support and policy expertise to assist the group with carrying out its charge.
January 22, 2024
The Louisiana Department of Health, Office of Public Health’s Bureau of Family Health (BFH), coordinates the Child Death Review (CDR) Program. As mandated by Louisiana Revised Statute 40:2019 , CDRs are conducted for unexpected deaths of children under 15 years of age. State and local panels meet to review child deaths, identify risk factors, and provide recommendations for preventive action. The Louisiana CDR Program is primarily funded through the Federal Title V Maternal and Child Health Block Grant and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Sudden Unexpected Infant Death (SUID) Case Registry grant.
January 22, 2024
The Louisiana Birth Defects Monitoring Network (LBDMN) within the Bureau of Family Health (BFH), Office of Public Health (OPH), Louisiana Department of Health (LDH) is responsible for surveillance of birth defects in Louisiana's children. Mandated in 2004, it was the intent of the legislature to “establish a system to collect, analyze, and disseminate data regarding birth defects in the state and to provide information to families of children born with birth defects regarding services available in their community and the development of appropriate prevention programs."
January 05, 2024
LDH is required to publish a quarterly report containing data directly related to payment for health care services through the implementation of a health coverage expansion of the Louisiana medical assistance program, in addition to directed payments and other supplemental payments made to hospitals.
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